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School Age Staff
We are currently looking for school age staff for our licensed school age program. We serve school age children on site from kindergarten to sixth grade within three local school districts.
We have multiple positions open between the hours of 6:00am-6:00pm (30-40 hours/week)
Candidate must be able to plan, implement and organize developmentally appropriate activities for children in kindergarten to sixth grade. Assist with school work as needed, observe and assess each student’s growth and development. Maintain a positive, healthy and safe learning environment. Promote positive and professional relationships with children and families. Communicate with parents and families in a positive manner and follow DHS regulations and maintain STAR 4 standards. Willingness to learn van routes and drive the school age van on occasion is a plus!
Qualifications (These qualifications must be met prior to first day of employment):
• High School Diploma/GED
• 4 clearances (PA criminal, Child Abuse, FBI and NSOR)
• 2 recommendation letters
• Physical with TB test
• 2500 hours documented experience working with children
Preschool teacher- Full Time
We are currently looking for a highly motivated preschool teacher for our 3-4 year old classroom. The hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00am-6:00pm.
Candidate should be able to plan and implement age appropriate activities, assist with daily operations, maintain a positive, healthy and safe learning environment and promote positive and professional relationships with children and families. Must have knowledge of DHS and Keystone STARS.
- High School Diploma/GED required
- Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Human Services, or an equivalent field is a plus
- Must have 2 years of previous experience working with children (2500 hours)
- 4 clearances (PA criminal, Child Abuse, FBI and NSOR)
- 2 recommendation letters
- Physical with TB test
We offer competitive benefits:
- Free Childcare (based on availability)
- Health, dental & vision insurance
- Paid time off
- Paid holidays
- Retirement after 2 years of employment
Safe Home Client Advocate
- Insure that program objectives and activities are carried out.
- Participate in the recruitment and training of new staff and volunteers to the Safe Home Program in accordance with PCADV directives.
- Insure that clients receive appropriate referrals, emergency housing, options counseling, transportation, and legal advocacy through direct service and a team approach with all Safe Home advocates and volunteers.
- Responsible for maintaining accurate and complete records of hotline calls, in person options counseling, legal proceedings, referrals, emergency housing, transportation, meetings, training sessions, and speaking engagements.
- May be responsible for facilitation of support group.
- Responsible for on call rotation as scheduled. This would be answering hotline calls as scheduled after business hours, holidays, and when Safe Home is closed. Responsible for in depth client interviews, gathering and organizing information and keeping statistical data as required. Possible transportation for emergency shelter or emergency PFA as needed.
- Provide support, accompaniment and advocacy through the court system. Serve as a liaison with the legal system, (ie. attorneys, magistrates, police, probation, and judges.)
- Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of PFAs (Protection from Abuse) orders and the enforcement of such.
Summary: The Housing Counselor/Advocate works directly with clients who are in a state of housing instability as a result of their victimization. YWCA Safe Home is a program that aims to empower program participants to achieve their self-defined goals that will support their ability to obtain and maintain housing. These include, but are not limited to safety planning, an improved sense of self-worth, self-sufficiency, and permanent housing in a safe, stable environment. The Housing Counselor/Advocate is required to meet regularly (no less than monthly) with the program participants to monitor, advocate, and intervene on the formalized plan. They must be able to work a flexible schedule and be flexible to the changing needs of the organization and clients. The Housing Counselor/Advocate works collaboratively with Safe Home staff and must be able to contribute and work well in a group setting. The Housing Counselor/Advocate is a mandated reporter of suspected child abuse as defined by PA Child Protective Services Law. Responsibilities require the exercise of independent judgment and knowledge of overall agency activities. This position is full-time with primarily daytime and early evening hours. This position participates in on-call duties.